Apps to make the most of the holidays.
Half term. Easter holidays. Study leave. Summer holidays. Christmas. With all that time off work/school/university, there’s lots of fun to be had.
So don’t let your time off slip by unnoticed; download one of our recommended apps to make the most of it. There’s a great selection to inspire you, whether you’re planning a leisurely day out or something a little more thrilling.
And as we’re the network built for the internet, make sure you show all your friends what you’re up to by uploading a photo, or sending them a video.
AA Days Out Guide 2011. (Free, iPhone and Android)
This app features over 1,800 attractions over the UK to fill your Easter holidays with plenty of family fun. With detailed descriptions, price information, opening times and contact details, your only challenge will be agreeing on where to go.
Accuweather. (Free, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone)
See up-to-the-minute weather conditions where you are or at your chosen destination for the next 24 hours or 15 days. With features like UV index, map views, severe weather warnings and hourly updates, you’ll be prepared whatever the weather.
The National Trust. (Free, iPhone and Android)
Fancy a day out, but not sure where to go? Visit glorious coastlines, wild countryside, historic castles and huge mansions with the National Trust app. Find places near you or choose a new destination and get ready to discover the UK’s great outdoors.
English Heritage Days Out. (Free, iPhone and Android)
Whether it’s dungeons and dragons or shining knights you want to see, you’ll find them all with this app. Choose your preferred area, then just browse current events. You’ll even see if it’s suitable for the kids and if Fido can come along too.
Waze GPS. (Free, iPhone and Android)
When driving in convoy, why not try this app? Its navigational tools help you and your fellow drivers to outsmart traffic jams, speed cameras and hazards. Don’t worry, it’s voice-guided like a sat nav, but remember to use hands free while you drive.
Alton Towers Resort. (Free, iPhone and Android)
Count the days until your day out arrives with this app’s countdown clock. When you’re there, there are loads of useful features, such as help finding your car, queue times and ride facts. And beat boredom while you’re queuing by rating your last ride.
Wikitude. (Free, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone)
This app uses your phone’s camera plus augmented reality technology to activate different information around you. Search for ATMs, restaurants or even your friends. Just hold your phone up and pan around to see everything you need around you.